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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Our California Lager is also a single-hop beer, using only fresh, whole Cluster hops, all descended from an old line originally grown in California. Cluster has a long history as a “dual-purpose hop” for both bittering and aroma, which creates a flavor profile like no other. Brewed with San Francisco tap water, fresh from Yosemite, and fermented with our own special strain of lager yeast, our California Lager is kräusened in the traditional manner and lagered in our cellars. The result is a uniquely sessionable lager beer, which is maltier, hoppier, and somewhat stronger than modern American lagers. Its brilliant golden color, lingering effervescence, balanced depth of flavor, distinctive aroma, and smooth finish make this inaugural brew of the Anchor Brewing Zymaster™ Series a delightful tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of California brewing.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Star80 (32) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Date code 3AZ. Brewed on April 26th 2013. Pours out a lovely golden color with lots of bubbles. Smells like citrus, lemons, some grassy hops and sweet malt. Taste is crisp refreshing and citric. Some slight malt sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall an excellent summer lager. This beer is miles beyond your typical American Lager! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4921) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
light sweet malty aroma,yellow,clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light corn finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (6880) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
@Fakta, Randers C. Yellow coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma of light bread and faint corn. Flavor starts light sweet and finish moderate bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1004) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
355ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.19):
This one was a very nice Anchor offering, not their best by any means but certainly not their worst either, a great pale lager that comes out miles ahead of the run-of-the-mill macro crap. The clean and crisp taste with the hints of citrus were excellent and the beer was a very easy one to drink; a beer well worth picking up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleschyshyn (3) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
I like the bottle and label this lager came in. The color of the lager was a nice golden color and a nice white head to it. I’m not a fan of overly hoppy beer and this one was just about right.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light honey, sweet cereal, straw, and a hint of grass. It pours a transparent gold with a two finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some decent webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cereal notes and a touch of honey. The finish has moderate straw, light grass, and a hint of herbal notes. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, a solid lawn mower beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (3424) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear rich golden with airy but stable white head. Clear but not very pleasant aroma of fart, yeast and malt and something synthetic. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and yeast and some citric touches. Bitter aftertaste with farty notes. It would be a good beer if no one had farted into the fermentation vessel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 4.9%.Weak aroma of green apples. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour has a little green apple and a rough bitterness. Not that good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (164) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pour is clear golden with a white head which disappears quickly. Nose is light alts with a hint of nuttiness. Light floral hops. The taste is medium malty sweetness with some apricot flavour and a light fading bitterness. Low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2784) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Flaske fra polets nettbutikk: klar gylden med fint gardinskum. Mild aroma av gress, blomster og grapefrukt. Tørr, fin smak med litt sitronskall og bitre appelsiner i tillegg til gress og grapefrukt. En behagelig, kompleks bitterhet som varer overraskende lenge. Mer personlighet enn de fleste industrilagere under 5%. Cluster er en av de eldste amerikanske humlene, mye brukt tidligere men ikke særlig vanlig i dag.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6302) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Fakta. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and a bitter finish.


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